A quick look around the garden centres came to nought. When I finally found some bush pentas plants, I was in a small town Down Under, so carting it back home was out of the question.
Then finally last week, I found it within 30 minutes from home! 😀 After all that, I thought it prudent to get an extra plant as insurance.
I quickly planted the bush pentas amongst the regular pentas lanceolate and melampodium plants but I should have done my homework first. I found out later that the bush pentas can grow up to 5 feet tall!
So the next day, I moved the plants to a more suitable location. Let’s hope they grow as promised.
Imagine tall handsome shrubs covered with clusters of fragrant sweet pink flowers. Someone had likened its fragrance to that of green tea. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty good to me!
Care and propagation: well-drained soil, full sun, water regularly; propagate using softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings